short for Powerful Paradigms, introduces a new idea: that multiple
paradigms, taken together, are required to see and understand ourselves
and the world in its entirety, and that paradigm shifts, commonly
thought to be a once-in-a-century event, are to be actively embraced
as a way of life.
realize this, Powerdigms develops a framework, based on recent
advances in physics, philosophy, cognitive science, and complex
systems, within which multiple paradigms can coexist and be complementary.
Powerdigms presents the most powerful paradigms within this framework,
making them personal and understandable.
will be developed for deployment in multiple formats: a web site,
a popular book, a traveling show for schools and science museums,
a permanent museum exhibit, a video series appropriate for TV
broadcast, and a grand scale pavilion for theme parks.
Index to the Human Knowledge Base
"Powers of Ten", the short film that portrays the many levels of
the physical universe, from galactic super clusters down to subatomic
quarks, reconstructed as a real time, interactive virtual reality.
Add the dimension of time as a degree of freedom so that one may
freely move from the present back towards the theorized early cosmos
and ahead to its predicted futures. Now use this 4D structure as
an index to our knowledge of the universe and man. This project
seeks to construct a working prototype of this index using VRML,
the web, and distributed object technology.